I'll make this quick...WHO'S A BIGGER PIGSKIN BUST???
Everyone wants to know - MATT LEINART or JENN STERGER
Listen, I’ve been known to have a few too many cocktail and make a fool of myself with regularity over the years, but when it came time to get shiznit done, I’m like closer Jose Mesa…70% of the time I’m lethal. As for Hollywood Playboy, I’ve yet to see him have more than a couple games a year where he looks capable of being a starting NFL QB…and that’s with some of best WRs in the league.
Krazy Kyle Orton is a prime example of a party animal once hitting the professional circuit, but realized he was on a short NFL-leash and spent the last two off-seasons working out like madman and mastering the playbook. The major difference, Leinart’s Ladies were hot before the beer goggles and Kyle’s Kats were after. After another off-season of pictures with beer-bongs and nightly red-carpet parties, it was no surprise the Cardinals announced Grandpa Warner was the starter with Leinart’s performance in the decisive 3rd preseason game (4-12, 24 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs).
CHICAGO CUBS (-1.5 runs) (-120) @ PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Everyday the Brewers win is another day to play the Cubbies. After last season’s debacle in Arizona, this season’s dominance at home, and the 99.9% lock Bartman won’t be sitting courtside, the Friendly Confines need to open the postseason for Sweet & Salty Lou. After another solid weekend and series victory, the Cubs head to Pittsburgh to face a young squad returning from their sweep-full weekend in Milwaukee. Southpaw Ted Lilly hits the rubber tonight and has been mysteriously efficient since the arrival of Rich Harden pushed him to #4 in the rotation (7 starts: 3-1, 3.15 ERA). Tonight, he faces Yankee castoff Jeff Karstens (2-2 2.25) and while he looked solid in Wrigley to open his career with the Bucos (6 innings, 5 hits, & 0 runs), he’s looked more like the commodity a pitching-starved Yankees organization could do without in his last two starts in Pittsburgh (0-2, 4.85 w/ opponents hitting .302)…Cubs roll by 3-5 runs!